Published date: 4 September 2015

Withdrawn early engagement

Closing date: 23 February 2018

Contract summary


  • Health services - 85100000

Location of contract

North West

Procurement reference


Published date

4 September 2015

Closing date

23 February 2018

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NHS West Lancashire CCG has been reviewing commissioning options for Integrated Community Services for some time. Following a number of visioning events in June 2014, where more than 100 stakeholders contributed, the CCG developed a long term vision for integrated community services which is underpinned by a robust clinical commissioning strategy: "Building for the future - a clinical commissioning strategy" to support the delivery of integrated adult community health services.

The objectives of this strategy are to ensure that our commissioned services are:

• Integrated, responsive and delivered according to patient / population need, in partnership with others
• Proactively engaged in community asset building and development
• Effective in preventing illness and promoting self-care, health and wellbeing
• Focused on improving patient experience and quality of care
• Clinically led in planning and delivery
• Providing high clinical quality through excellent clinical leadership and governance
• Aligned to avoiding unplanned admission to acute care
• Effective in facilitating early, safe transfers of care

In order to explore opportunities in more detail, the CCG seek views from suppliers about proposals through the attached RFI and from a Supplier Event to be held on the 30th September 2015.
This RFI is open for responses until 9th October 2015.

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Any supplier who has already submitted a response to this RFI prior to the addition of the strategy will be contacted separately via email.

About the buyer

Contact name

Stephen Newton


NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU
Jubilee House
PR26 6TR